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[Highlights, consensuses and afterwards. Regional Seminar on "The Human Rights of Women in the World Conferences"] Cumbres, consensos y despues. Seminario Regional "Los Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres en las Conferencias Mundiales". Reuniao de cupula, consensos e depois. Seminario Regional "Os Direitos Humanos de Mulheres nas Conferencias Mundiais".
Lima, Peru, Comite de America Latina y el Caribe para la Defensa de los Derechos de la Mujer [CLADEM], 1996 Nov. 218, 214 p.The Second Regional Seminar of the Latin American and Caribbean Committee for Defense of Women’s Rights (CLADEM) was held in Lima in April 1996 on the theme of the human rights of women in the five UN international conferences from the 1992 environmental conference in Rio de Janeiro to the 1995 Beijing conference on women. Evaluation of advances achieved in the conferences was organized around the six priority interests identified by CLADEM in 1992 as the basic themes for women in the region: citizenship, sexual and reproductive rights, violence and peace, development, ethno-racial perspectives, and the environment. The work opens with reflections on the five conferences, with examination of the place of women in the structure of each conference, whether gender inclusive language was used, conceptual advances in the human rights of women, limitations of the paradigm of equality, mechanisms and resources for implementation of the various Declarations, international achievements and national realities, north-south differences, universality and cultural relativity, and challenges for the next millennium. Six presentations follow on citizenship of women as a challenge for the democracies of the region, sexual and reproductive rights, the struggle against gender violence and advances in international instruments, ethno-racial perspectives, gender and the economic rights of women, and women and the environment. Each presentation assessed progress over the course of the five international conferences, and each includes commentaries from two representatives of organizations in the region whose activities were related to the theme. The final section identifies points that should be considered and possible strategies in each of the six areas.
Advancement of women: report of the Third Committee. Traffic in women and girls. Adopted Resolution II (51/66).
[Unpublished] 1996 Nov 27. Fifty-first session, Agenda item 103.  p. (A/51/612)This paper presents the report of the 3rd Committee during the 51st session of the UN General Assembly concerning the issue of trafficking in women and girls. In recognizing the increasing number of women and girls who are victims of trafficking, the General Assembly is convinced of the need to eliminate all forms of violence and sexual trafficking, including prostitution and other forms of commercial sex. The Assembly realizes the urgent need for the adoption of effective measures to protect women and girls from this nefarious traffic. Governments and countries of origin, transit and destination, and regional and international organizations are called to implement the Platform for Action of the 4th World Conference on Women. In addition, governments are invited to accord standard minimum humanitarian treatment to trafficked persons, consistent with human rights standards, and to support the UN in formulating manuals for training of personnel who take charge of victims of gender-based violence, including trafficking. Relevant UN organizations are likewise encouraged to support this effort. It also calls upon all governments to criminalize trafficking in women and girls and to condemn and penalize all offenders. Governments concerned are further urged to take steps to assist women and children victims of transnational trafficking to return home and be reintegrated in their home societies. In addition, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is invited to address the obstacles to the realization of human rights of women.
New York, New York, United Nations, 1996. iv, 218 p. (A/CONF.177/20/Rev.1)The report of the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in September 1995 contains materials on conference preparations, agenda, and proceedings. The report's first chapter presents the full texts of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The Platform includes a mission statement, sections describing the global framework and critical areas of concern, 12 strategic objectives and accompanying lists of actions to be taken by specified agencies, and descriptions of institutional and financial arrangements. The strategic objectives concern women and poverty, education and training, health, violence, armed conflict, the economy, power and decision-making, institutional mechanisms for advancement of women; human rights, the media, the environment, and the girl child. Chapter 2 provides information on pre-conference consultations, attendance, conference opening and election of officers, adoption of rules of procedure and agenda, and organization of work. Chapter 3 lists statements of conference participants and the sessions at which they occurred. The report of the main committee regarding organization of work and consideration of the draft platform for action and declaration is presented in chapter 4. Chapter 5 describes adoption of the Declaration and Platform for Action and presents the statements of reservation and interpretation made by several countries. The final three chapters concern the report of the credentials committee, adoption of the conference report, and closure.